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5.08.2009

the giveaway's 1st birthday bash


the giveaway's 1st birthday bash!!!

That's right! The Giveaway's 1st birthday is coming up in June and there is no other way to celebrate on The Giveaway than to give you all the chance to win lots, and LOTS of prizes! The count right now stands at just over $2500 in prizes! I will be combining them to make big prize packages for our winners! (please don't enter on this page, but on the actual giveaway page for each giveaway)

And every single day we will be giving away a Door Prize Package to the people that entered the giveaway for that day! This is HUGE! I'm so excited :D (can you tell I've been bursting to tell you all?)

The birthday bash is going to run June 5th-June 12th. Eight days of fun and party-ing!

AND, if you put the button up for our Bday Bash at least two weeks prior to the bash starting, you will get an extra extra entry into any Birthday Bash giveaway you enter! (since you will get an extra entry already for the button being up for the entire birthday week) The button and code is located at the bottom of this post. If you want that extra entry, leave a comment on this post stating that you put the button up, and then remind me for each giveaway you enter during the bash.

Here's the lowdown on what's going to be happening during the Bash:

Friday, June 5th:
At 6am PST we will start off with our 1st Annual Birthday Carnival! Anyone and everyone that is running a family-friendly giveaway on their blog during The Giveaway's birthday week can add their giveaway to the list as long as they put the special Carnival button in their giveaway post, or on their sidebar and link it back to the main Carnival post that will be up on June 5th.

PLUS, everyone that joins in and links their giveaway, will be entered to win a fabulous prize package! You get one entry for every giveaway that you add to the Carnival! Just our way of saying 'Thank You' for celebrating with us! The winner will be chosen on Saturday, June 13th.

Everyone that lists their giveaway on June 5th will be entered to win that day's Door Prize Package as well!

Saturday, June 6th:

We will be starting our Favorite Birthday Moment Photo Contest! In the post we will have a widget up that will enable you to submit your photo for everyone to see! You will also be able to share the photo and story behind it on your blog for an extra entry as long as you link back with the special Photo Contest button that will be provided.

The contest will end on Friday, June 12th at 11:59 pm PST and the winner will be chosen on Saturday. The winner will receive a special Birthday Prize Pack!

Everyone that submits their photo on June 6th will be entered to win that day's Door Prize Package as well!

Sunday, June 7th:

We will be having our 1st Birthday Scavenger Hunt! I will be placing a this hat picture into 20 of my review posts. For every picture you find you must come back and comment stating which post you found it in. To avoid any cheating, blogger comments will be disabled and we'll only be using the Official Entry Form. So you will get up to 20 entries, as well as extra entries for all the regular extra entry stuff :)
The Scavenger Hunt will end on Friday, June 12th at 11:59 pm PST. The winner will be chosen on Saturday.

Everyone that enters the Scavenger Hunt on June 7th will be entered to win that day's Door Prize Package as well!

Monday, June 8th-Thursday, June 11th:

We will be having a giveaway starting each day featuring several prizes from different sponsors. They will run like our regular giveaways, except for the fact that you will be able to gain a lot more extra entries than usual. This will be explained in each post. They will all end on Friday, June 12th at 11:59 pm PST. The winners will be chosen on Saturday.

Everyone that enters the specific giveaway that starts for that day will be entered to win that day's Door Prize Package as well! (For example: Everyone that enters Monday's giveaway on Monday will be entered for Monday's Door Prize Package) (wow, there's a lot of Mondays in that sentence)

Friday, June 12th:

The last event for our Bday Bash is going to be a LIVE giveaway! The Grand Prize Pack will be HUGE, as well as the door prize for this last day. How will it be live you ask? The 10,000 commenter will win! That simple :) Though there will be rules, namely that besides your first initial comment you will get your regular extra entries.

For your extra comments after that you will need to go to the sponsor sites, and come back and do seperate comments for items you like on their site. They will be giving away so much, they definitely deserve it! (I suggest having one window open with sponsor sites, and the live giveaway open so you can look at the sponsor site, comment, look again, comment, etc.)

Once we get to the 10,000 comment the giveaway will be over. The 10,000 commentor will win, and then a random number will be chosen using random.org to determine who wins the Grand Door Prize Package!

All the winners will be announced on Saturday, June 13th!

I'm too excited to get this started! I will be putting up the info and rules on each different event as the bash gets closer, so stay tuned. This is going to be way too much fun :D




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ethnically ambiguous said...

I have your 1st Birthday button

Katie Lyons said...

Awesome! Thank you ethnically ambiguous!

quelleheure4 said...

I have your button! Sounds like fun!

Manic Mother said...

Wow, how great! I will grab your button, cant' wait.

Manic Mother said...

I am having trouble trying to grab your button, I will have to come back and try later.

Katie Lyons said...

quelleheure4, I went to your profile but didn't see any blogs? If you could send the link to the blog it's on that would be fab :)

and Manic Mother, if you can't get it up when you try later, let me know!

Katrina said...

I put your button on my blog! =)

Sharla said...

This is going to be so much fun, Katie! Everything looks great and I already can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Happy First Birthday Gaberiel.
Granny Davis loves you.dreamer.davis3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

HAPPY "1ST" BIRTHDAY, "THE GIVEAWAY"!!!! Thanks for this opportunity to win prizes; that is so generous and kind of you!

Barb in Jax FL
barbaragierzak@att.net

Buki Family said...

this sounds like a lot of fun. i got your button on my blog.
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Buki Family said...

sounds like lots of fun. i got your button up already!
sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Mimi said...

How exciting! Already one year old??!! Congratulations!

Marin said...

Buttoned up.
http://mommybrainmarin.blogspot.com/

Vivian Deliz said...

I posted yout button in my blog. http://vdeliz.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Congrats on a year! I have your button in my scrolling button thingie.

ChristiS said...

I've got the button up on my giveaway blog!! Thanks! Can't wait for the party!

happynews44 said...

Thanks for offerring!

Saving in Style said...

Yippee!! Happy Birthday to YOU! I added the birthday button to my blog at www.savinginstyle.blogspot.com. :)

Katie Lyons said...

Thank you to everyone that has added that button so far! I really appreciate it :) Can't wait till June 5th!

Michele Molesky said...

Happy Birthday, Feliz Cumpleanos!!!!
I wasn't able to add your button to my facebook page, but I'm not giving up :)
msm1965@aol.com

Vidia2Be said...

here is my blog !!!!!!!!!!! http://pixiehollowenchantasies.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-first-birthday-bash.html

cmwheeler said...

How awesome, Katie! I'll definitely be joining in the festivities... (I'm going to button up, right now)

Angie Marion said...

Cool! I just put up the button! how exciting!

Jesica said...

ooooh! It starts the day after my birthday - maybe I'll win a cool present! :o)

Just put your button on my sidebar ... congrats on your anniversary!

CandG~Jill W said...

Posted! :-)

It'll be fun!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Have the button up! Left sidebar

Brandy said...

I've added your button. Can't wait for the party to begin!

gahome2mom said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I posted your contest button on my blog. See Birthday/Anniversaries on the right sidebar. If anyone else has a bday/annv coming up with a party and giveaways - let me know and I will post it. Thanks. :)

Peggy said...

Happy 1st Birthday!
I have your button!!
www.pegsplay.blogspot.com
matternu@aol.com

Dana said...

Buttons up!!
Thanks

zippieee@msn.com

Bunny B said...

Whee! Button up: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/
bunnybx at gmail . com

Sena said...

Button is up!!!
http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I put up the button on my blog!

So excited for the birthday party!! Can't wait to play all the "games"....

http://crunchygreenmom.blogspot.com

I have a great giveaway for that day!

Shanna said...

Congrats on your upcoming birthday!

Thao said...

Your button is located here
wondertwinadventures.blogspot.com/

member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

canadiangiveaways said...

I put your button up under events on my sidebar at canadian giveawaysSounds very exciting so I hope some things will be up for grabs for us Canadians!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am entering this giveaway.

Friendlyhands said...

I have your button and Good Luck to All ♥

Christina said...

How do I get the button?? Technically challenged!!!

Katie Lyons said...

Hi Christina,
There's a code right under the picture of the button in the post, just copy and paste it onto your sidebar :)
Hope that helps! Let me know if it doesn't.
~Katie

Anonymous said...

Grabbed your button! Have a great weekend!

Nancye said...

This sounds awesome!! My birthday is June 6th so this is an awesome way for me to celebrate as well!!!

RLE said...

I put your birthday bash button on my right sidebar!
www.rlejourney.blogspot.com

Beautiful said...

I just put up your button. It looks exciting and fun (what prizes aren't?)

It's also exciting that it is your blogs birthday. A milestone for sure!

Andrea said...

Adding the button to my sidebar now. Sounds exciting!

Leane said...

I have the button up on my bloggy sidebar!

http://my-bloggy-mind.blogspot.com/

Happy birthday!

It sounds like a busy event....hopefully I will be able to keep everything straight and get entered into it all!

Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

I grabbed the button www.tncakes.blogspot.com

Grammymouse said...

Wow! A 1st birthday !
Congratulations!! I am a newbie blogger & just blog about random things & have my fav blogs sites sited & some buttons ( just figuring out how to do all this!) So I now have added your button to my button list to help you celebrate in stlye!

Faythe found on grammymousetails on blogspot.com
gramousetails (at) gmail dotcom

Night Owl Mama said...

I have your button on my site
nightowlmama at comcast dot net
http://focusonmotherhood.com

carolynishis said...

I added your button to my site.

http://carolynishis.blogspot.com/

carolynishis@gmail.com

Becky aka mom aka tata! said...

Just found your great blog! Added your birthday button...how fun!! Thanks!!

momof2boyswifeof1 said...

Added your button!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

oops, looks like i posted everywhere but here that i put the birthday button on the front page of my blog. HAPPY DAYS!!!

HODGEPODGESPV said...

it's the 5th! HAPPY HAPPY DAY!!! TOOT TOOT!!!!

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Happy First Birthday, and Many Happy Returns!

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday!! I posted your button and blogged
matternu@aol.com

Tracy said...

I like the pom pom garland!

Tracy said...

I like the I love You Giant Fortune Cookie Dark Chocolate with Pink & White Hearts but they all look delicious!

Tracy said...

The personalized zebra plates look great, perfect for an animal themed b-day party!

Tracy said...

(in a squeeky high pitched voice) oh. my. goodness. the daddy's little girl hand print thing is so adorable!

Tracy said...

i subscribe

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - Where can I find the list of all the participating Birthday Bash sites? I've been looking since Friday! Overwhelmed and confused - isn't there a place where you can just hit their site addy and be taken to their giveaway? Thanks!

Katie Lyons said...

Hi Christina,
In the Giveaway Carnival Post the links are located just above the rules, you have to click on the Mr. Linky picture to see them :)
http://www.the-giveaway.com/2009/06/giveaways-1st-birthday-carnival.html

dolls123 said...

Thanks for the chance

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

robin_titan said...

Wow that's awesome! :)

lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

24Paws said...

Happy Birthday to you! :) Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the Carnival. :) Good luck to those who enter our 24Paws TerraCycle Giveaway :)

victoria said...

thanks for the chance, this is awesome

treyhoward01@gmail.com

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